ping-ponging

ping-ponging

(pĭng-pŏng-ēng) [Ping Pong, trademark for table tennis]
The transmission of an infectious disease, esp. a sexually transmitted one, between two people. After the first person has been cured, the second person reinfects the first.
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punters into paying over the odds for goods - then run bogus money-off deals on the same products in a ploy called ping-ponging.
We passed our findings to Office of Fair Trading watchdogs who have begun their own investigation into ping-ponging. Our probe raises new questions over how super-markets are run.
Experts say ping-ponging is used to boost profits on "soft brands" - items not typically bought weekly such as cooking sauce, juice, ketchup, coffee, processed veg and snacks.
The one-two punch of avocado and salsa wilt keep your taste buds happily ping-ponging between creamy and zingy.